Foothills Branch Annual Social and Volunteer Recognition Banquet

Foothills Branch Annual Social and Volunteer Recognition Banquet

**EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR CURRENT OR PROSPECTIVE FOOTHILLS MEMBERS OR VOLUNTEERS** Join us to meet others in our Foothills Mountaineers community for a dinner and an opportunity to recognize our amazing volunteers (plus a fantastic guest speaker!) Advance registration required to get in the door - to register, RSVP for the event from this page! Please do not register for this event unless you are a current or prospective Foothills member or volunteer.

Doors open at 6:00PM for socializing and a chance to check out information tables to learn more about some of our Foothills branch programs and find out how to volunteer. 

At 6:30PM  we'll open the buffet table for everyone to partake in Italian specialties from Maggiano's Little Italy, and settle in for a 45 minute program where Foothills activity chairs will share some of the latest happenings in their courses and activities and recognize their most active volunteers. 

At around 7:30PM we'll have an extra-special treat, an exclusive presentation by Dan Weld, a photographer and adventurer who has spent decades backpacking and exploring the slickrock backcountry of the southwestern US.  See Dan's stunning photos and get some tips about where to go, how to get around 'off the beaten track', and how to plan a safe and successful trip in this increasingly popular part of the world!   A little "teaser" from Dan: 

"What to do when the monsoons hit the North Cascades?  Southern Utah has an incredible array of wilderness opportunities from stunning technical canyons to remote backpacking loops where you’ll have stunning campsite to yourself. Many people know about Utah’s national parks, and Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands & Capitol Reef are stunning.  But there are many other areas, equally beautiful, yet largely unknown. Dan will describe trips in all these areas, including the Escalante, Dirty Devil and San Rafael Swell. He’ll also cover tips for planning an off-trail trip in slickrock country, e.g. animals, flash-flood safety, and all-important tricks for finding water."

The event will conclude at 9PM.   (Anyone who can stay for a few minutes to help clean up will be very welcome!)